USG FLSA UPDATE (Updated 12/02/2016)
On November 22, 2016 a U.S. District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction postponing the Dececember 1, 2016, effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor’s revised overtime rules. The USG Office of Human Resources conferred with internal leadership and state leadership to assess what is required to comply with the injunction. For now, the USG Office of Human Resources has stated the following:
- Any FLSA-related salary changes previously communicated will remain in effect.
- All employees who were converted to non-exempt should continue to track their time worked using the ADP time and attendance system.
The long-term impacts of this injunction and timeframes are unclear at this time. We understand that there is a great deal of concern and questions regarding this development and the USG will make every effort to keep employees informed as quickly as possible.
The USG FLSA site will also be updated as developments and additional information becomes available. Please use the following link http://www.usg.edu/hr/flsa.
Rebecca N. Carroll
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Background Information and Employee Resources
On May 18, 2016, the US Department of Labor announced changes to the FLSA overtime exemption rules. The minimum salary threshold required for an employee to be considered as exempt for overtime payment has changed. The current salary threshold is $23,660 and as of December 1, 2016, the new salary threshold will be $47,476. The University conducted an extensive audit of all employee job classifications and compared them against the new federal regulations. During this comprehensive review, Human Resources worked with University leadership to determine which positions no longer meet the criteria for exemption from FLSA regulations. Effective November 1st, 2016, these positions will change from exempt to non-exempt status.
Please visit the following resources for more information on FLSA and how it will affect you.
- Vacation Cash Out Request Form
- FLSA FAQ
Explains exempt and non-exempt status, compensatory time, managing travel for non-exempt employees, and much more.
- University System of Georgia FLSA Guide
Pay Check Calculators and User Guide
Instruction on recording and managing time in ADP (Bi-weekly).
- ADP eTime: Learning to Record Time in ADP
- ADP eTime: Requesting Time Off
- ADP eTime: Canceling a Time Off Request
- ADP eTime: View Time Accrual Balances
Further, training sessions entitled ADP: Recording and Approving Bi-weekly Time, are available at various times in the coming weeks. Please see the training calendar for details.
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